Important recent developments!
There is almost no case these days that does not involve some aspect of technology. The internet, smartphones, laptops and tablets: almost everybody depends heavily on technology for work, communications, social interactions and entertainment. In many cases, this activity has a significant bearing on the outcome of a family law case.
It is important that every person be aware of the consequences arising from our use of the internet, social media, and electronic communications. In a family law case it is not uncommon to confront issues of electronic evidence, the impact of criminal wiretap and cyberstalking laws, and the need to obtain text messages, photos, emails and traces of internet usage for purposes of evidence at trial. There have been recent changes to court rules governing discovery which can impose sanctions for efforts to destroy such evidence.
Finally, you may need to be aware of apps that spoof phone calls and text messages that can pose a significant danger in some cases of a person being wrongfully charged with harassment or domestic violence. You need to be aware of these dangers, and some of the ways to defend yourself.
Some of our practice areas:
Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but when something goes wrong, there is a chance of substantial heartache. We assist families with the complex legal process of adoption, so you can feel secure about your child’s future well-being.
Divorce is difficult, but it should not lead to a financial crisis. We help you establish fair and equitable spousal support so you can continue to live as comfortably as you did before your marriage ended.
Child custody and visitation
For every parent, child custody is the most heart-wrenching aspect of divorce. We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in an appropriate and healthy home.
Both parents share the responsibility of raising a child. We help ensure your child receives the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Throughout your divorce, we stand by you. We accompany you through mediation or litigation, depending on which is likely to obtain the best possible results for you — including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When North Carolina authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a compassionate advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of North Carolina to protect your parental rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. We can help you obtain the most favorable divorce settlement using mediation.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
When you marry your beloved, you may not foresee the potential problems that can eventually lead to divorce. We expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
Contact a family law attorney you can trust
Call Blomeley Law Firm at (828) 837-3261 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.
Blomeley Law Firm, PLLC
217A Peachtree Street
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
Phone: (828) 837-3261
Fax: (828) 516-9484
Hours: We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. We are closed for lunch from noon until 1:00 p.m.